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Congratulations to Christy & Jake!  More from this beautiful day coming soon.

Cheers!

Signature-Melissa

Cliffs and terraced hillsides cascading down towards the sea, panoramic views all around you, secret gardens, piazzas filled with locals, churchbells serenading your every move, cobblestone streets and hidden passageways.  And these are just a few of the words that describe the town of Ravello, hidden up in the hills above the Amalfi Coast.  It seems as if you’ve been transported to another world, far away from any modern amenities where you can escape, wander and breathe in the local flavor of this beautiful region.

While traveling to The Amalfi Coast for several shoots and a wedding, one of my favorite colleagues Alicia Swedenborg and I dreamed up an amazing styled elopement shoot in this beautiful town.  Our concept was based on our bride and groom escaping to the high hills of Ravello to say their I-do’s by themselves, all the while exploring the town and meandering through it’s narrow streets.  Complete with breezy gowns, hand-drawn invitations that featured the local church, traditional Italian wedding favors all the way to their escape on a Vespa, this shoot was a dream and will hopefully inspire your own wedding or secret elopement!

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VENDORS:  Photography – Melissa Schollaert Photography | Gowns & Veil – Chaviano Couture | Hairpieces & Accessories – Jannie Baltzer | Makeup Artist – Zoe Graham | Hairstylist: Tonino | Calligraphy & Stationery – Written Word Calligraphy | Creative Direction – Melissa Schollaert & Alicia Swedenborg

This shoot was also featured on Style Me Pretty where you can also see some of Alicia’s shots from the shoot.  All photos posted here are my own.

It’s quite a busy summer here at Melissa Schollaert Photography, lots of beautiful weddings, travel and shoots happening.  You may have seen below many sneak peeks at recent weddings, be sure to check out my latest work here on the blog.  In addition to normal business, I’ve also been working on a few other projects and wanted to post an update here for everyone.

I’ve been working on updating my online presence with a new blog design and website this year.  The new blog design was already rolled out earlier this year.  My new website is finished with the design process and now all that remains is to fill it with lots of new and fresh images in all the galleries.  I can’t wait for everyone to see the new site, I’m really excited about it!  It’s fresh, clean and something a little different.  Look for that coming soon, and an announcement will be made here on the Blog, and on Facebook and Instagram.

One part of updating my online presence was getting new headshots taken!  And, I couldn’t think of a better place for a destination wedding photographer to get their headshots done than in beautiful Italy!  Earlier this spring I traveled there and the lovely Leti e Viola Fotografia photographed me in one of my favorite seaside towns along the Italian Riviera.  It’s a special place, and also very near where I photographed my first ever wedding in Italy years and years ago.  I thought it would be the perfect location for this jetsetting girl, and I love how the photos turned out.  You’ll get to see many more from this session on the new website, but for now I wanted to post one of my favorites.

Melissa Schollaert Photography | www.msp-photography.com |Destination Wedding Photographer | Italy Wedding Photographer | Seaside PortraitsStay tuned for the new website and galleries, I can’t wait to share it!  …..And you didn’t hear it from me, but if you just might be seeing a peek at the new website if you are following my Instagram Account.  You never know what could be posted there, so be sure to follow along!

Ciao!

Signature-Melissa

Katherine & Evan’s stunning wedding blended their shared history in The Bluegrass State with their hometown of Indianapolis, with a beautiful celebration at a private family property.  A classic blue and white color scheme and elegant details everywhere provided their guests with a night to remember!

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VENDORS:  Planning – David Jackson / Ceremony Venue – St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church / Reception Venue – Private Residence / Florals – David Strohmeyer with The Empty Vase / Catering – Kahn’s Catering / Bride’s Dress – Oscar de la Renta / Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaids Dresses – Jcrew / Groom’s Attire – Armani Collezioni / Groomsmen Attire – Men’s Warehouse / Wedding Cake – Cake Bake Shop / Stationery, Signage & Welcome Boxes – Jane Farr Calligraphy / Cocktail Band – Stella Luna & The Satellites / Reception Band – Az Izz / Transportation – Carey Indiana / Getaway Car – Antique Limousine of Indianapolis / Hair – Jessica Warrix, JW Salon / Makeup – Ashley Skirvin / Tents & Rentals – Indy Event Rentals / Linens – Timothy Schumacher, Stroheim, Custom Linens and Settings by Mona, Couture Linens by David Jackson

Cheers!

Signature-Melissa

Old Edwards Inn is one of my favorite venues in the southeast, and this wedding took place at one of the most beautiful times of year in the North Carolina Mountains.  The mountain laurels were in bloom, the weather was perfect and sunny and Lauren and Brad shared their heartfelt vows in front of family & friends.  Enjoy this sneak peek of the day!

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Cheers!

Signature-Melissa